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One bolt stems and carbon steerers(4 posts)

One bolt stems and carbon steerershfc
Jan 24, 2003 8:55 AM
I recently bought a 3t forgie stem for my bike that has a profile bsc fork with carbon steerer. When I went to the LBS to get a 1in adapter, the guy said he's heard that one bolt clamps don't work well with carbon steerers. They apparently "pinches" the steerer. Anyone heard of or had this problem?
re: One bolt stems and carbon steerersBroomwagon
Jan 24, 2003 9:15 AM
That could happen if you over-tighten the bolt but if you tighten to the appropriate torque settings, you'll be fine. That being said, I don't have a torque wrench but have yet to have a problem. I just tighten by feel and am careful not to over do it.

My new Litespeed came with a Forgie mounted on a carbon steerer. I'm replacing the Forgie with the ZeppXL because I'm going with an OS bar but you should be fine.
re: One bolt stems and carbon steerersatpjunkie
Jan 24, 2003 11:09 AM
I'm trying to find Carve/Carbon compatibility. running a ITM Millenium but want to try a shorter stem. have a carve perfect size. worried about 1.125 Carbon Steerer
re: One bolt stems and carbon steerersPMC
Jan 24, 2003 11:43 AM
I have a 3T Forgie stem on a 1" Ouzo Pro carbon steerer and have had no problems at all.